Bounties have officially become meaningless.
This is something that has irked me for a while, but Manny's new 1 billion bounty just confirmed what I suspected. Bounties are not a meaningful tool to measure anything anymore, and are just inflating arbitrary numbers assigned by Oda to make people look interesting. So far, our understanding was that bounties don't directly correlate to strength level, but are rather an indication of "Threat", the greater the threat to the world, the greater the bounty. Sadly, I don't believe this applies anymore, or at the very least, Jack's bounty puts everything into different context. With the appearance of a 1 Billion Berry guy who isn't a Yonkou and so far lacks any obvious threat indicators, we have to r…Read more >
Cover Page: I'm fond of the random shots we've been getting recently. Plus I imagine the epicness of baseball being played with those three is quite awesome. Also I do hope everybody got the Ace Pitcher joke.
Plot: Yeah I don't really know what to say for that one. Let's just discuss it chronologically. So, the thing falling towards them sadly isn't poop, but turns out to be... Something? I guess. My best guess is that it'll be a sword/knifewielding monkey. More on that later. Anywho the monkey knocks off Kinemon and Kanjuro so that they can have their own separate entrance into Zou later I guess, probably with some important plot information.
Moving on, the SHs reach the top and tearfully bid the painted dragon goodbye, (Even you Robin.…Read more >
Outside of the walls, war raged. The high sandstone walls covered a sprawling park; artistically designed flowerbeds, the peonies were in bloom. Floating gracefully across small ponds were swans, occasionally dipping their longnecked heads into the water to catch an insect. Ancient oaks, with trunks wider than a man can reach across were spreading shade over a lush green grass. From time to time, a squirrel carrying an acorn triumphantly could be seen jumping along the treetops. In the centre of the park stood a white, open pavillon, beautifully crafted and looking like a very inviting place to have a cup of tea, or play a game of chess. The sounds of the war were muffled, by the thick high walls, almost negligible under the songs of bird…Read more >
Allow me to preface this blog by saying: I don't think Sabo is alive, I truly hope he isn't, and if somebody mentions Pell, I will personally kick a little kitten.
Now we all know the theories, Dragon rescued him and he became a revolutionary, he's alive and waiting for Luffy in the New World as a pirate, those cannon shots didn't kill him, bla bla bla. Nobody cares about those theories.
What I do want to talk about, is what would have happened had he survived and joined the Marines. Ye, let that sink in for a minute. Garp always wanted Ace and Luffy to join the Marines, and become proud and strong members of the corps, but that didn't exactly happen now, did it? Anyways, back to Sabo. If Sabo were a marine, he'd be the perfect counter part …Read more >
Cover Story: This cover story has been going on a little too long in my opinion (though I do expect it to end next week), but it's still somewhat fresh. I didn't know that Marine COmmodores were into medieval executions though, being burned at the stake is somewhat extreme even for caribou. And I can't figure out for the life of me wtf the thought bubble in the middle is supposed to be, it looks like oldtimey swedish people dancing around a Maypole.
Plot: So, SAD isn't a tanker in the oil tanker kinda way, but more like a tank full of SAD (a sad tank?Filled with tears of Naruto fans after they found out that Obito is Tobi?) Which Law is trying to control for some reason. Apparently the Marines still think Vergo is a fake, and have also enter…Read more >